3rd International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis

Sofia, Bulgaria 26th - 28th March 2020

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Conference program

 

Day 1: Thursday 26th March 2020 

8:30
12:00

pTBnet Business Meeting

pTBnet Members

11:00
13:00

Conference Registration and lunch

Session 1: Eliminating TB in Children
13:00
13:15

Welcome and introduction

Dr. Svetlana Velizarova

Dr. Steve Welch

Dr. Folke Brinkmann

13:15
13:45

TB Epidemiology in Children with special focus on MDR

WHO Global TB Programme

13:45
14:10

Effect of BCG vaccine shortage

TBA

14:10
14:40

End TB: Reality or Dream? Childhood Tuberculosis in Bulgaria

Prof. Petko Minchev

14:40
15:10

Elimination of childhood TB in the Netherlands

Dr Gerard De Vries – TBC

15:10
15:30

Coffee break

Session 2: The seven ages of TB
15:30
16:10

Perinatal TB and the mother’s role

Prof H. Simon Schaaf

16:10
16:40

TB in adolescents

Dr Katharina Kranzer

16:00
16:45

Clinical Cases

Dr. N. Gabrovska
Trainees & Junior consultants

16:45
17:15

Getting drugs to the site of disease

Dr Elisa Lopez – TBC

17:15
17:30

Summary of the day

Dr Steve Welch

Day 2: Friday 27th March 2020 

Session 3: Too little or too much immunity? – the yin and yang of host and bacteria part 1
8:30
9:10

Invited lecture: an overview of scientific advances in understanding TB

Prof Beate Kampmann

9:10
9:35

What’s the latest in paediatric TB meningitis?

Dr Robin Basu Roy

9:35
10:00

Tuberculosis in children on TNF-alpha inhibitors

Dr Antoni Noguera

10:00
10:25

Captain of the Men of Death: TB and HIV

Dr Anna Turkova

10:25
11:00

Coffee break

Session 4: Diagnosing TB – the yin and yang of host and bacteria part 2
11:00
11:25

A bug’s life – getting the best sample and using the best test

Dr Maria Tsolia

11:25
11:50

Diagnosis of TB disease

TBC

11:50
12:30

Predicting progression from infection to disease

Dr Marc Tebruegge

12:30
12:55

Immunology in the diagnosis of TB infection

Nicole Ritz

Session 5: The 7 places of TB
12:30
12:55

Bone and joint TB

Dr Delane Shingadia

12:55
13:20

TB and the eye

Dr Harry Petrushkin

13:20
14:20

Lunch

Session 6: A picture is worth 1000 words…
14:20
14:35

Practical aspects of clinical imagining in children with suspected TB

Dr Sabine Belard – TBC

14:35
15:00

Artificial intelligence in TB diagnostics

Dr Maria Jesus Ledesma

15:00
15:25

Digital tools in the TB-management?

Florian Götzinger – TBC

15:25
15:50

Coffee break

Session 7: Caught in the web
15:50
16:30

Clinical Cases

Dr. L. Karagyozova

Dr. N. Gabrovska

16:30
16:55

Is one cough enough? What does WGS teach us about TB transmission

Dr Pretin Davda

16:55
17:20

Interaction between WGS and social network investigation

TBC

17:20
17:30

Summary of the day

Dr Steve Welch

Day 3: Saturday 28th March 2020 

Session 8: Focus on MDT
8:30
9:00

Invited lecture – treatment of MDR TB in children in 2020 and beyond

Prof H. Simon Schaaf

9:00
9:25

WGS in the diagnosis of drug resistance

Dr Katharina Kranzer

9:25
9:50

MDR TB in Bulgaria

Dr Vladimir Milanov

9:50
10:15

Family experience of MDR

TBC

10:15
10:45

Coffee break

Session 9: Mack the knife
10:45
11:05

Thoracic surgery in the treatment of TB

TBC

11:05
11:35

Debate on treatment of NTM

TBC

Session 10: Two green ones and a blue one
11:35
11:50

Best latent TB regimen

Dr Liz Whittaker

11:50
12:20

Research update

Dr James Seddon

12:20
13:00

Prospects for future research studies

Panel Discussion

Dr Marc Tebruegge

Prof Beate Kampmann

Dr Nicole Ritz

Prof Di Gibb

Prof Andrei Maryiandyshev

13:00
13:15

Summary of the day and conference

Dr Svetlana Velizarova

Dr Steve Welch

Dr Folke Brinkmann

13:15

Lunch and departures

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Venue information

Hotel Hilton, Bulevard "Bulgaria" 1, 1421 g.k. Lozenets, Sofia

Dates

26th - 28th March 2020

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